I am a fifth-year PhD candidate in Developmental Psychology at University of Michigan. I received my B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in Spanish and a Children’s Literature Certificate, from University of Pittsburgh in 2017. During my time as an undergraduate, I worked as a teacher at a childcare center, which sparked my interest in developmental research. At Pitt, I was a research assistant in Dr. Celia Brownell’s lab, and I completed an Honors Thesis on emotion understanding and prosocial behavior in toddlers. Following graduation, I worked as Project Coordinator in Dr. Jamie Ostrov’s Social Development Lab at the University at Buffalo. Now, I am a graduate student at University of Michigan working with Dr. Felix Warneken. I received my M.S. and advanced to candidacy in 2020, and as of 2023 am A.B.D. I currently research the origins of prosocial behavior in infancy as well as applied functions of prosocial behavior in childhood.